General Management Leadership Program
Cross-functional leaders face unique challenges. General managers—often functional leaders who climbed the ranks—can find themselves managing a diverse cross-functional team, which requires developing new leadership capabilities.
The General Management Leadership Program gives new and upcoming general managers skills in the process mindset, decision making, talent development, strategy development and implementation, and finance to effectively face these challenges. The field's preeminent experts lead participants through interactive simulations, role-playing, dynamic discussions, and lectures to provide the tools needed to transform participants into superior cross-functional leaders.
- Oct 13-25, 2013
- Oct 19-31, 2014
Dolce Basking Ridge, One hour outside of New York City
Includes all meals, materials, and accommodations.
General managers face broad responsibilities that challenge even the most talented and effective executives.
The General Management Leadership Program shortens the learning curve by developing the skills needed to achieve excellence as a cross-functional executive.
During the program, you discuss the role of the General Manager with peers from across the world in various industries such as finance, manufacturing, and information technology. You learn how to maximize people and resources, develop a broader understanding of integration across functions, and make accurate projections to enhance your organization's effectiveness and profitability.
Most importantly, you actively practice the skills essential to effective leadership such as questioning, listening, integrating, and communicating, and receive feedback on how to make improvements. You have the opportunity to experiment with new approaches during interactive sessions and to discuss your own professional challenges with the class and faculty. You explore how GMs utilize their emotions in business decisions, manage communications, and shift their view of the organization from working in the trenches to an overall perspective.
The General Management Leadership Program is designed for upper-level to senior-level executives with 10-15 years of experience who seek to advance their ability to lead across functions. This program caters to executives preparing for the role of general manager, those in the process of transitioning to this role, and general managers already serving in this function who seek to expand their skills. Participants come from all continents and represent industries including automotive, healthcare, media, and manufacturing. Their titles range from executive director to senior vice president of operations to deputy governor.
Typical Participant Mix
Oil & Gas/Energy: 9%
Shipping and Transportation: 6%
North America: 34%
Asia Pacific: 21%
South America: 13%
Africa and Middle East: 8%
50 or older: 11%
34 or younger: 7%
The program will teach you to build cooperation among departments and provide the leadership, strategy, and decision-making skills that are essential to your success as a manager. Small-group work allows you to analyze your business challenges and benefit from the insight of professional coaches and peers from around the world.
- Gain skills needed to lead effectively across functions.
- Increase understanding of critical functional areas.
- Develop a customized action plan to integrate learning into practice.
- Learn from a specialized team of faculty members, practitioners, and coaches.
- Collaborate with a group of diverse and experienced peers.
Upon completion of this program, you will earn 13 days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence.